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by Beorn_Bear
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?

There are several promotions on Raspberry Pi 4 kits now in Canada. I am curious to see what will happened with any potential upgraded Raspberry Pis. I currently have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ which I used primarily as a media server. However, I am eager to purchase a new Raspberry Pi with a few minor upgra...
by Beorn_Bear
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?

Hopefully on Pi Day (just 26 days away) there will be exciting news on a Raspberry pi 4 with 8GB RAM or a better GPU. Wishfully thinking, perhaps. However, it might be worth the wait!! The best prize is a surprise.
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Convert DVD to MP4
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Convert DVD to MP4

I have not had success with Handbrake. It will not convert orginal DVDs to Mpeg4. I will look at other options
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Convert DVD to MP4
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Convert DVD to MP4

I would like to convert my DVD movies to MP4. VLC does not work well in part due to sound delay on videos. Does anyone have any recommendations!?
by Beorn_Bear
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Media on latest version of Raspian
Replies: 0
Views: 86

My Media on latest version of Raspian

Today, I put the latest version of Raspbian Buster on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. However, I am unable to connect it to my Media. I use my Raspberry Pi as a media server to my Alexa devices. I used the same steps that I did in the past. However, the RP does not stream it to Alexa. Has anyone else encounte...
by Beorn_Bear
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fastest SD Card for Raspberry pi 3 B+ & 4
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Fastest SD Card for Raspberry pi 3 B+ & 4

Does anyone have recommendation on the fastest SD Card for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ or 4. I am using 16 SD Sandisk now.
by Beorn_Bear
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W Revision
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Raspberry Pi Zero W Revision

In case that there will be a new Raspberry Pi Zero W in development, I would like to see a USB 3.0 port as well as a dual core processor with a heat spreader and possible more RAM (as RAM prices are dropping slightly).
by Beorn_Bear
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: M.2 Hat for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 1
Views: 242

M.2 Hat for Raspberry Pi 4

I am curious to know if there is a M.2. Hat for the Raspberry Pi 4. For the Rock Pi 4B I have seen a video for a M.2 Hat. Would this hat work for the Raspberry Pi 4?!
by Beorn_Bear
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM available in Canada?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Fan SHIM available in Canada?

I am going to order a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4 GB RAM. Unfortunately, the two main providers in Canada do not sell the Fan SHIM for the Raspberry Pi. Does anyone have any suggestions?! Any advise would be much appreciated.
by Beorn_Bear
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry PI 4
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry PI 4

What would be the ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry Pi 4?! I imagine that 8 GB is too small. Is 16 GB enough?! 32 GB? 64 GB?! Would a larger SanDisk Ultra A1 provide faster start up and better swap file access?!
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Game Emulation on Raspberry PI 4 - Steam / Google Play for Android
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Game Emulation on Raspberry PI 4 - Steam / Google Play for Android

I have Alexa install on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. However, it will not currently work on the Raspberry Pi 4. I can use youtube videos well when it is connected via ethernet cable. However, I am concerned about how the Raspberry PI 4 will perform with videos on dual monitors. I used dual monitors for my ...
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Game Emulation on Raspberry PI 4 - Steam / Google Play for Android
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Game Emulation on Raspberry PI 4 - Steam / Google Play for Android

I am contemplating on upgrading from a Raspberry PI 3 B+ to a Raspberry Pi 4 4 GB version. I am waiting to see if there is software update for graphics display (to remove choppy video playback), the ability to install Alexa and see Netflix on the new Raspberry Pi. However, I am also curious to know ...
by Beorn_Bear
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test Comparisons on Raspberry Pi 4 on 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB models
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Test Comparisons on Raspberry Pi 4 on 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB models

I currently use a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I am interested about purchasing a Raspberry Pi 4. I am interested in knowing if any updates on software and/or hardware revision will improve the Raspberry Pi 4 performance. I am curious to know if there are any performance comparisons between the different GB v...
by Beorn_Bear
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Desktop Widget Conky
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Desktop Widget Conky

Does anyone recommend using the Desktop Widget Conky for the Raspberry Pi 4 in order to create a swap fille and monitor the temperature on the Raspberry Pi 4?!
by Beorn_Bear
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the optimum split of main versus GPU memory for RP4?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

What is the optimum split of main versus GPU memory for RP4?

What is the optimum split of main versus GPU memory for a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB RAM?! The default configuration is 64. Would 128? 256? 1 gb?What would provide the best performance balance? Will it assist in reducing the choppy youtube videos?!
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jarvis / Friday AI
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Jarvis / Friday AI

Is there an updated version of Jarvis or Friday AI (as in the Iron Man movies)?! Installing Alexa on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is very slow to install. Has anyone installed an AI on the new Raspberry Pi 4? I am contemplating on purchasing one.
by Beorn_Bear
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: YouTube on Raspberry Pi 4 Choppy!!
Replies: 14
Views: 6420

YouTube on Raspberry Pi 4 Choppy!!

I am considering on purchasing a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4 GB RAM and a Flirc Case. However, I am concerns about the choppy youtube video issues mentioned online and only 720 dpi. I am also concerned about a choppy mp4 video playback. Will this be a temporary setback?! Is it a hardware or just a softwar...
by Beorn_Bear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skype on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Skype on Raspberry Pi 4

Will it be possible to run Skype on Raspberry Pi 4?! Since Exagear is no longer available, is there another x86 emulator for the Raspberry Pi 4?!
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 Model A - Design Request
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Raspberry PI 4 Model A - Design Request

Wishful Thinking, perhaps!!! A single HDMI is more practical and attractive that dual mini-HDMIs. Nonetheless, I would like to see the Raspberry Pi foundation offer more options on HATs, case design and cooling options beyond current ones. I would like to see further improvement on graphical perform...
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 Model A - Design Request
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Raspberry PI 4 Model A - Design Request

In the eventuality that the Raspberry Pi organization designs a Raspberry Pi 4 Model A, I would like to request that a regular size HDMI port, one USB 3.0 port and 4GB RAM. Additionally, I would like to see the top of the white and red case has small holes on top (in form of the Raspberry Pi logo). ...
by Beorn_Bear
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case

Even though the White and Red Raspberry Pi case looks good, would the HighPi Raspberry Pi Case for Pi4 provide any significant differences to airflow?! Would it just be worthwhile to wait for the Flirc Case for the Raspberry PI 4?! I use the Flirc Case for my raspberry pi 3 B+
by Beorn_Bear
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a desktop PC for Pi development
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Using a desktop PC for Pi development

You will get a better respone time with a KVM over Realvnc. I find the Realvnc create more overhead and the Raspberry Pi does not react as fast with Realvnc.
by Beorn_Bear
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media Centre for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Media Centre for Raspberry Pi

I would like to use my Raspberry Pi as a media centre. I have a lot of DVDs which I would like to convert to a digital format. Does anyones have any recommendations on how to do so for the Raspberry Pi 4 or 3B+?!
by Beorn_Bear
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??

What would you recommend for Zram and/or swap files?! Would it work better on a usb flash key?! Is there significant improvement on performance on a Raspberry 4?!
by Beorn_Bear
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: Fan SHIM with Official Raspberry Pi White/Red Case

Does the case heat up?! There does not appear to be much options for ventilation in this case!

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